Oldies but Goodies

Just in case none of our contributors post something new for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I thought some links to past posts might be useful…

Author: Fr. Christopher Phillips

Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past twenty-eight years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for forty years. They have five children, all grown and married, and three grandchildren.

8 thoughts on “Oldies but Goodies”

      1. Henri-
        Just looked at the FACEBOOK page for the Colorado Ordinariate and it looks like no one has signed on. There are 3 Western Rite Orthodox Churches in Colorado so maybe the Anglo-Catholics went there.

  1. Although others will make the decision (and likely have already), the "Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception" has a nice ring to it. She is, after all, patroness of our land.

    1. Is She? I've read that Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patron. I'd rather it be the OL of the Immaculate Conception myself.

  2. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the patroness of the USA; Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas.

    One must hope that the dedication of the US Ordinariate is OL of the IC, a universal title, rather than a local one. OL of G would be appropriate only for a Mexican Ordinariate if one were to be named.

    1. One of my old spiritual directors used to say that it was unfortunate that only a few saints were used and re-used for dedications, as we were deprived of knowing and asking for the intercessions of the many. I hope it is some very appropriate saint, who has nothing so far dedicated to him or her, or not much. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton would do very well.

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